Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 11th August



Budget padding: Dogara shuns police invitation

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has shunned the invitation of the police Special Investigating Panel over allegations of budget padding.


Eminent Nigerians to Buhari: Save Nigeria from imminent shutdown

LAGOS— EMINENT Nigerians, yesterday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently provide the right response to the current hardship across the country, lamenting that his ministers had performed below expectation.

The Sun

Jibrin, not Dogara padded budget – Hon. Golu

Hon. Timothy Golu is the chairman, House of Representatives Committee on National Assembly Budget and Research. In this interview, he speaks on the raging controversy on the padding of the 2016 budget.


Fashola: Merger of Three Ministries Was a Cost Saving Measure

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has described the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to merge the Ministries of Power, Works and Housing which he manages as a single entity as a calculated measure to save the costs associated with running them independently.

Daily Times

Sheriff lists conditions for resolving PDP crisis

Court recognised factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has given conditions under which peace could return to the crisis ridden party.


South Africa overtakes Nigeria as largest economy in dollar value

This came as the rand recorded gains to close at 13.2805 per dollar, with the naira weakening at 2.7 per cent, to N320 to $1, at the close of business yesterday.

Daily Trust

Buhari has laid foundation for Nigeria’s prosperity — Sen. Mustapha

The vice chairman of the Senate committee on power, Senator Bukar Mustapha (APC, Katsina North) said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari has laid the foundation for the country’s prosperity.


Oshiomhole Berates State Governors Over Non-payment Of Minimum Wage

Edo State governor, Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole has berated state governors refusing to pay the national minimum wage, saying that such governors are committing criminal offence.


Sheriff can’t stop PDP convention in Port Harcourt —Ihedioha

Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Emeka Ihedioha, has declared that the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will hold in Port Harcourt, as scheduled.

The Nation

EFCC investigates ‘missing’ N3b military operation cash

How did the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) utilise the multi-billion naira it collected from some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for military operations between 2007 and 2015?